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  • In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, marking the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date. The plaza will be closed to the public during the remembrance ceremony...

  • Autopsy doesn't say why Oklahoma inmate writhed

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An autopsy report on an Oklahoma inmate who died following a troubled execution concludes he succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered. But an attorney for death row inmates says it doesn't explain why Clayton Lockett writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth...

  • Quake rattles southern Greece, capital city

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An earthquake has rattled southern Greece and was widely felt in the capital, Athens. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami warnings. The U.S. Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 5.6, while the European Mediterranean...

  • APNewsBreak: Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday. Howard G. Buffett...

  • High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes. It wasn't immediately clear how...

  • Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) — The largest crackdown by Mexican authorities on illegal migration in decades has decreased the flow of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and...

  • Ecuador heralds 'digital currency' plans

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which the government cannot control. The virtual currency,...

  • FEMA denies Hawaii's post-storm disaster request

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle. Iselle made landfall over the Big Island's isolated and rural Puna region nearly three weeks ago, knocking down trees and power...

  • Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents. Big breakers chewed away at...

  • Rescuers seek survivors of China landslide

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of rescuers hunted Friday for survivors of a massive landslide in southwestern China that killed at least 14 people. More than 600 members of specialized search and rescue teams were working in a pair of destroyed villages in Guizhou provinces, state media...

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